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'Arrow' casts 'Prison Break' alum Robert Knepper as DC supervillain

It’s a big day for Robert Knepper.

On the heels of news that the Prison Break alum has been tapped for the next Hunger Games film, Warner Bros. has confirmed that Knepper is set to play William Tockman, better known as the Clock King, in an upcoming episode of CW’s Arrow.

Knepper, who is currently appearing on TNT’s Mob City, is only set to guest star in the 14th episode of the current season as the supervillain, who is known for his intelligence and precision. It is not out of the show’s nature, however, to bring back villains for repeat performances (see: Seth Gabel’s Vertigo and John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn). TVLine first reported the casting.

Arrow‘s mid-season finale airs Wednesday night on the CW.

'Once Upon a Time' casts Rapunzel

Originals alum Alexandra Metz is ready to let her hair down.

EW has confirmed that Once Upon a Time has nabbed Metz to play Rapunzel in the 14th episode of the current season. TVLine first reported the casting.

As with most characters introduced in the Once-verse, Metz is currently set for one appearance, but there’s a chance she could return in the future.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC and is recapped weekly here on EW.

'Beauty and the Beast' casts Tom Everett Scott for intense recurring role -- EXCLUSIVE

Beauty and the Beast will have a new recurring face in the new year…and it’s Tom Everett Scott!

EW has learned exclusively that Scott has landed a recurring role on the CW series, playing a character named Sam, a brilliant archaeologist with a short fuse who is described as someone “who can be charming on one hand and maniac on the other.”

Sam’s backstory will be revealed in his first appearance, set for episode 12 and airing in 2014, and continue to unravel as he crosses paths with Kat, Vincent and Co. But what we can share is that he’s been in isolation for many years — something that may not be of his own doing — and his experience has changed him. Hmm…

Scott last appeared on television in TNT’s Southland, which concluded this year.

Beauty and the Beast airs Mondays on the CW.

Bret Michaels to perform on....'Revolution'?! -- EXCLUSIVE

How would Bret Michaels fare in a post-apocalyptic world? We’re about to find out.

EW has learned exclusively that the singer is set to appear on NBC’s drama Revolution, where he will play a post-apocalyptic version of himself.

But which character will come face-to-face with the Poison frontman? You’ll have to wait to see, but we’re told Micheals will be performing an acoustic version (…because, you know, there’s no power) of his band’s hit ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in the episode, set to air in 2014.

“Bret is truly a great guy. I’m a huge fan of his music and I’m thrilled he’s appearing on Revolution,” creator Eric Kripke said in a statement.

Just last week, Revolution wrapped up its fall season with an action-packed episode that saw a major return and a heartbreaking departure. It returns in January for a new batch of episodes.

Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC. 

Amy Brenneman joins The CW's 'Reign' as Mary's mother

It looks like France needs to prepare for a Scottish invasion. Mary’s mother is on her way!

Amy Brenneman took to Twitter to announce that she will be playing Marie de Guise in Reign, the hit CW series. At this point, we don’t know much about Mary Queen of Scot’s mommy dearest, other than the fact that Mary writes to her and/or is “pretending” to write to her in order to fool the Queen of France, a.k.a. the woman desperate to keep Mary from marrying her son.

But there is one thing that’s certain: If Mary gets her spunk from her mama, then we suggest Queen Catherine watch her back. Read Brenneman’s tweet below:
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Katrina Law joins 'Arrow' as Nyssa al Ghul

As if one of Ra’s al Ghul best trainees isn’t enough of a handful, it looks like another powerful female is headed to Starling City.

EW has confirmed that Spartacus alum Katrina Law will be joining the Arrow cast as Nyssa al Ghul, yet another member of the League of Assassins who arrives in Starling City looking for fellow Assassin Sara Lance, otherwise known as The Black Canary. The news was first reported by TV Guide.

Based on the comics, fans know Nyssa as Ra’s al Ghul’s love child from his travels through Russia, which means she’s the half-sister of Talia al Ghul, who we’ve yet to meet … unless, of course, Isabel Rochev isn’t who she says she is. After all, she does speak some pretty impressive Russian.

Law will make her entrance in episode 13 of Arrow‘s second season.

Fred Armisen to guest on Rebel Wilson's 'Super Fun Night'

This Super Fun Night casting is, frankly, super fun.

EW has learned exclusively that Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen has signed up to guest star in an upcoming episode of Rebel Wilson sitcom Super Fun Night. The Portlandia star will reportedly play a character named Brian Headfoot, the exasperated head of HR at the law firm where Wilson’s Kimmie works. In the episode, his character is called in to broker a truce between feuding Kimmie and Kendall (Kate Jenkinson).

The episode is set to air early 2014 on ABC.

Armisen is not the first SNL alum to guest on the Wednesday night comedy. Just this week, Molly Shannon appeared on the show as a relationship guru nicknamed “The Love Lioness.”

'NCIS: LA' books Michelle Trachtenberg for action-packed holiday episode

Michelle Trachtenberg is visiting the gang at NCIS: LA.

EW has learned that the Gossip Girl alum, who recently appeared in Killing Kennedy, will guest star in an action-packed holiday episode set to air Dec. 17 on CBS. She will play a character named Lily, a smart and witty environmentalist/ private chef who is the victim of a home invasion that “turns her life upside down,” according to a casting description.

“We’re very excited to have Michelle guest on the show,” said exec producer Shane Brennan in a statement. “It’s a very intense episode which pairs Michelle with Callen and Sam, in what is probably one of our biggest action shows so far this season.” Which is saying a lot.

NCIS: LA continues to perform solidly on its Tuesday night time slot following mothership NCIS. It’s most recent episode scored more than 14 million total viewers and a 2.4 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo.

Brooke Shields to guest star on 'Michael J. Fox Show' in 2014

Brooke Shields as a hot cougar? We’ve heard crazier ideas.

EW has confirmed that Shields will appear on The Michael J. Fox for a three-episode arc beginning in 2014. Shields will play Deborah, a single mother who meets Mike’s 19-year-old son, Ian, at a ballroom dance class and sparks might fly. Like we said, we’ve heard crazier ideas.

'Beauty and the Beast' scoop: Elisabeth Rohm scores guest arc as...

Elisabeth Rohm is going to bring a little law and order to Beauty and the Beast.

EW has learned that the actress, best known for her role as ADA Serena Southerlyn on Law & Order, has enlisted for a four-episode guest arc on the CW drama.

She will play a character named Dana Maron, an FBI agent who “is dedicated to cleaning up the FBI,” according to a character description. Furthermore, Dana, who arrives in town to spearhead a series of investigations into a string of undercover operations, will team up with Cat (Kristin Kreuk) after being led to believe the detective has a special connection to the cases. This “may ultimately lead to Cat learning more about her own past than she ever imagined.”

Since her Law & Order days, Rohm has appeared in a series of movies and television shows and is currently recurring on The Client List.

Jacinda Barrett snags recurring role on 'The Following'

Next year, The Following will stop being polite — and start getting real.

EW has learned that Real World: London cast member turned actress Jacinda Barrett has booked a recurring guest role on season 2 of Fox’s serial killer drama. Barrett will play Julia, “a very disarming and alluring woman whose mysterious intentions send several main characters in a frightening new direction.” She was last seen on the small screen in ABC’s convoluted, quickly-canceled thriller Zero Hour.

The Following returns to Fox Monday, Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET.

'Gone Girl' actress, 'Supernatural' fave land guest spots on 'The Crazy Ones'

Missi Pyle and Kurt Fuller are the latest stars who are going to drop by Lewis, Roberts & Roberts.

EW has learned that Pyle, who will play a Nancy Grace-type reporter in the upcoming movie adaptation of Gone Girl, is set to appear on The Crazy Ones as Melora Evans, the daughter of an old colleague of Simon’s (Robin Williams). Fuller, known for his guest spots on Supernatural and Psych, will play a character named Mitchell Payson, a straitlaced executive who is looking to hire the ad firm.

There is currently no date for this episode, but it is set to air sometime this winter. Meanwhile, The Crazy Ones continues to be a strong freshman performer for CBS, which recently gave the show a full-season order.

'The Blacklist' books guest stars: Justin Kirk, Andrew Dice Clay...

Here’s a few new names coming to NBC’s breakout hit The Blacklist this season. The show has booked the following guest stars for an upcoming episode:

– William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption) will play “Sam,” a man from Liz’s past who is gravely ill and reaches out to Liz.

– Comedian Andrew Dice Clay (Entourage) plays “Dr. Maltz,” a plastic surgeon who altered the face of the latest criminal on the Blacklist. Liz and Red try to convince him to reveal the identity.

– Justin Kirk (Animal Practice, Weeds) plays Nathaniel Wolff, the founder of a movement of anti-capitalists, and the next criminal on the Blacklist.

Monday night’s The Blacklist matched its highest rating since Week 2 despite facing the World Series.

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